A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes led him to develop an artificial pancreas that could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease.
When a father’s daughter was diagnosed with a heart disease, he set out to design an innovative 3D model of a heart that doctors could explore in virtual reality to save her life and thousands more.
After a devastating car accident, a young man was left almost completely paralyzed. But an injection of embryonic stem cells in his spinal cord has given him back almost complete function of his arms and hands.
A diving accident left a young man unable to move most of his body. But a brain implant connected to electrodes on his arm restored his ability to move his fingers and could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.
The 3D-printed prosthetics revolution started with a single child but has since snowballed into an incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone.
As more and more former football players exhibit symptoms of CTE, one company thinks their new helmet can address the problem of player safety.
Officer Tommy Norman’s work has drawn national attention recently, but his approach to policing is nothing new.
After studying a team of canvassers, two researchers found that a single conversation can have a significant and lasting impact on a person’s opinion.
While the press tends to emphasize bad news, there are less covered stories of people from different backgrounds and beliefs coming together.
What happens when you put people of all political persuasions together over dinner?
Insights on working through conflict with Harvard's top negotiation expert.
In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting, Shaun “Lucky” Corbett, a barber in Charlotte, was inspired to do his part to bring peace to his community. Lucky teamed up with Officer Rob Dance to start a mentoring program that has opened up an important dialogue between the officers and the community.
Why a gay rights activist started a movement to talk to thousands who voted against gay marriage.
It feels like we've never been more divided. Yet amidst our most intense religious, political, and cultural conflicts, there are people around the country who are working tirelessly to forge connections. It’s not easy and the odds of success are far from certain, but for some, accepting things as they are just isn't an option. Freethink presents a new original series, “Crossing the Divide.”
When an imam invited a Jewish congregation to worship in his mosque, many of his members left in protest. But the initial controversy has since given way to an inspiring example of tolerance and compassion.
Amidst our most intense religious, political, and cultural conflicts, there are people around the country who are working tirelessly to forge connections